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New global forecasts of marine heatwaves foretell ecological and economic impacts

New global forecasts of marine heatwaves foretell ecological and economic impacts

Researchers have developed global forecasts that can provide up to a year's advance notice of marine heatwaves, sudden and pronounced increases in ocean temperatures that can dramatically affect ocean ecosystems.

April 20, 2022 0 Comments
NOAA-led cruise expands sensors for climate prediction

NOAA-led cruise expands sensors for climate prediction

PIRATA buoys provide critical data that are used to develop and improve predictive models of the Atlantic climate system, as well as used for ocean and weather prediction.
April 14, 2022 0 Comments
Increase in atmospheric methane set another record during 2021

Increase in atmospheric methane set another record during 2021

For the second year in a row, NOAA scientists observed a record annual increase in atmospheric levels of methane, a powerful, heat-trapping greenhouse gas that’s the second biggest contributor to human-caused global warming after carbon dioxide.

April 7, 2022 0 Comments
NOAA report highlights 2021 climate, weather, ocean research

NOAA report highlights 2021 climate, weather, ocean research

The newly released 2021 NOAA Science Report includes more than 60 stories that represent a selection of NOAA’s 2021 research and development accomplishments across the range of NOAA’s mission.

March 28, 2022 0 Comments
Study previews how climate change may alter rain-making atmospheric rivers by 2100

Study previews how climate change may alter rain-making atmospheric rivers by 2100

A new NOAA modeling study suggests climate change is likely to disrupt Pacific atmospheric rivers, which are important sources of snow and rain for west coast states. 

March 24, 2022 0 Comments
NOAA, partners discover wreck of 207-year-old whaling ship

NOAA, partners discover wreck of 207-year-old whaling ship

NOAA and partners have announced the discovery of the wreck of a 207-year-old whaling ship, called Industry, found on the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico. 

March 23, 2022 0 Comments
New research showing link between Florida Current and Pacific Ocean could improve sea level, climate prediction

New research showing link between Florida Current and Pacific Ocean could improve sea level, climate prediction

New research by scientists at NOAA’s Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory (AOML) shows that changes in temperatures in the equatorial Pacific Ocean, called El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO), can help predict changes in the Florida Current that occur three months later. 

March 10, 2022 0 Comments
Two additional regions of Asia were sources of banned ozone-destroying chemicals

Two additional regions of Asia were sources of banned ozone-destroying chemicals

New research has identified two additional regions of Asia as contributing to rising emissions of the ozone-destroying chemical CFC-11 identified by NOAA scientists in 2018.

March 9, 2022 0 Comments
Icy cirrus clouds born from desert dust, massive airborne study finds

Icy cirrus clouds born from desert dust, massive airborne study finds

New research from a groundbreaking series of global airborne sampling flights reveals that desert dust is responsible for a significant fraction of icy cirrus clouds high in the atmosphere.

 

February 28, 2022 0 Comments
New NOAA Ocean Exploration Director Announced

New NOAA Ocean Exploration Director Announced

On March 14, NOAA will welcome Jeremy Weirich as the new Director of NOAA Ocean Exploration.

February 28, 2022 0 Comments
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